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XML Core Working Group and XML Processing Model Working Group are now Closed

From: Xueyuan Jia <xueyuan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 20:55:30 +0800
To: w3c-ac-members@w3.org
Cc: chairs@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org, public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
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Dear Advisory Committee Representative,
Chairs,
XML Core Working Group Members,
XML Processing Model Working Group Members,

The XML Core Working Group [1] and the XML Processing Model Working 
Group [2] are now closed.

XML Core
========

This group successfully produced some of W3C's most widely-used 
specifications, starting as Web SGML [3] in 1996; XML Core was formally 
opened in November 1999 [4]. The work has produced the Extensible Markup 
language (XML), currently in its fifth edition and now in widespread use 
everywhere from television sets to car engines and aircraft navigation, 
from driving licenses through to boarding passes, post-office forms, 
bank statements, books, music playlists, video captioning, Web pages, etc.

The XML Core Working Group has maintained this specification, and the 
family around it of xml:base, xml:include, xml:link and more, through a 
series of careful revisions and occasional new documents. Today, 
however, XML itself is stable and that stability and interoperability 
far outweighs any possible benefits from new features.

The XInclude specification [5] has been published as a Working Group Note.

The W3C staff will continue to accept errata for the XML Core 
Recommendations and may request assistance with the processing of 
submitted errata. We may publish Proposed Edited Recommendations for 
editorial changes that require no technical review [6].

We thank the Working Group chairs, Paul Grosso and Norman Walsh, and all 
of the participants, current and past, as well as implementors and 
reviewers.

XML Processing Model
====================

In addition, the XML Processing Model Working Group [2] is now closed.

The group has successfully produced XProc 1.0, an XML pipeline language 
[7], but did not have consensus regarding XProc 2.0. In addition, the 
marketplace is undergoing rapid change. A community group [8] has been 
created to provide a space for further discussion and a Working Group 
could be formed if a consensus emerges. Although the XProc 2 drafts have 
been published as Working Group Notes [9, 10], they do not represent a 
consensus.

We thank the Working Group chair, Norman Walsh, and the participants, 
implementors and reviewers, past and present.

Again, the W3C staff will continue to accept errata for the XProc 1.0 
and may request assistance with the processing of submitted errata. We 
may publish Proposed Edited Recommendations for editorial changes that 
require no technical review [6].

This announcement follows section 5.2.8 of the W3C Process Document [11].

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director,
Ralph Swick, Information and Knowledge Domain Lead, and
Liam Quin, XML Activity Lead;
Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing and Communications

[1] http://www.w3.org/XML/Core
[2] http://www.w3.org/XML/Processing
[3] https://www.w3.org/Member/Newsletter/960601-F.html#4
[4] 
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-xml-core-wg/1999OctDec/0002.html
[5] http://www.w3.org/TR/xinclude-11/
[6] https://www.w3.org/2015/Process-20150901/#revised-rec
[7] http://www.w3.org/TR/xproc/
[8] https://www.w3.org/community/datapipelining/
[9] http://www.w3.org/TR/xproc20/
[10] http://www.w3.org/TR/xproc20-steps/
[11] https://www.w3.org/2015/Process-20150901/#GeneralTermination
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